- Posted: Tue, 31 Jan 2006 01:01:38 +0000
Blinkie by Stonewaltz.
Formally known as This-4-That Art Shop
If you won't read my main posts then I won't read your order. Try starting with the thread title.
- You find yourself wandering about the artistic streets of Gaia, all the shop calling to you to buy their commissions. Some you've already checked out, others you have not. Along the sidewalks and upon the street corners, vendors sit outside to auction off the best of their work, people clamoring around them to place their bids. You continue walking, not seeming interested in joining the auctions. Down the street, just a ways, sits another shop, one you hadn't seen before. It's small and sits cozy between two other shops. A small wooden sign hangs out from the front, it's words reading "b l a n k CANVAS". Curious, you go to the door and open it, a small bell tinkling to announce your arrival. The shop seems just as small inside as it did out but it appears cozy enough with artwork scattered about the wall and large plush chairs for customers to sit in. A rattling noise from the back catches your attention and as you glance over, a woman walks in from the back room carrying several sketchbooks and pencils, a small periwinkle colored dragon at her heals. She glances up at you with large orange eyes and smiles, her blonde hair left long and lose. "Welcome to my shop! Please feel free to browse my work and if you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask! Oh, and Paris bites." The little pseudodragon tilts his head at you before chirping and waddling behind the counter out of sight.
- ♦ Shop :: Closed-ish
♦ Waiting List :: 0 slot(s) open
♦ Bribes :: 0 slot(s) open
♦ Art Trades :: closed
♦ Sunny :: Needs to stop being a total bum. :
- ♦ 1o/27/1o - Change of plans (since I've been a total lazy a**...). I think I'm going to clean up the shop a bit and add new chibis to the buy list. After that, I do believe I will be re-opening. (Yeah, I know, FINALLY. Don't hate me. ;-; )
♦ o8/26/1o - Ok, yes, I will be holding an auction soon but it'll be a double auction with the lovely Candycane Scartissue~ It'll be up and running soon-ish so check back for the link. :3
♦ o6/o8/1o - I know, I'm terrible. D: But I got the commissions finally done. Rather than immediately re-open slots, I'll most likely be holding an auction...but I'm not totally sure when that'll be. >->;;
♦ o9/24/o9 - Alrighty, I finally got those commissions done and out of the way so I think I'm gonna re-open tomorrow at 5 pm EST. Please take note of the changed bribing rules, ok? Thanks guys~
♦ o9/o5/o9 - Ok, so, a lot's been going on for me here lately and over all, again, I'm sorry for the super long wait with commissions but things are now settling down so I'm sure I'll be able to get to them soon. When I do, I'll be changing a few things with how to order art so watch out! (By the way, I quit my job two weeks ago and got married a week ago. XD That's why things have been a little hectic for me lately.)
♦ o5/15/o9 - After seeing my work schedule for next week, I've decided that I will re-open the shop on Tuesday May 19th at 8 p.m. EST. I will probably open all three normal slots and either one or both bribe slots, depending on interest shown. However, if I'm not online at 8 sharp, don't you dare post an order. You wait till I actually am online and have posted the open sign before you post anything. And make sure you follow the ordering process or you'll get nothing from me.
♦ o5/14/o9 - Ok, so I've finally cleared out my art list so that I can re-open. I won't be re-opening right at this moment but I'm sure it'll be soon. To the repeat customers, please make note of the price changes. When I'm ready to take orders, I'll post saying so~
♦ 11/o1/o8 - For the time being, I'm putting the shop on hiatus (but please continue to talk here!) because of work. I've got a few pieces of art to do before I can think of re-opening. Sorry for the long close but blame my manager and her retarded scheduling. (But I am NOT closing shop forever! Just for a little bit longer so I can sort things out...and start wedding plans. x-x)
♦ 1o/o5/o8 - Sorry for such a long wait but I've finally been able to finish my two bribe commissions. @~@ The chibi auction is up next and will be Halloween themed! Keep an eye out~
♦ o8/23/o8 - Since I really want some more of Alruna and the Urn, I'll be taking bribes for them for whatever you'd like (well, so long as it's reasonable). Just fill out the bribe form, post it, and let me have a gander at it. :3 Also let me know the gen so I can judge the pricing, thanks.
♦ o8/16/o8 - I'm sorry it's taking so long for these two bribes to get done but they like to keep me busy at work and I don't even think about drawing when I get home... x-x;; But I'll try to get them done soon then afterwards I'll be holding a chibi auction so keep an eye out for it! I'll probably also be revamping the shop a little so it doesn't look so...cluttered. D:
♦ o7/26/o8 - Ok, well, here's what I'm gonna do. Until I can think over my prices (and possibly a new art auction to come soon) I'm gonna open up bribe slots for whoever -really- wants some art. Bribes will start at double the price and I'll choose whether or not to accept. Please please please use the new bribe orderform!
♦ o7/o7/o8 - I guess because of my job, my big Gaiaversary party didn't really hit it off. Oh well. I'll probably still do freebies occasionally when I'm up for it. Anywho, slots will open soon-ish, in the next week or so, but I'm only opening two and a bribe slot simply because I don't have the time/energy to do five all at once right now. You'll just have to be quick to post, I suppose. Sorry guys. ^-^;;
♦ o6/14/o8 - Seems my Gaiaversary is sneaking up faster on me than I thought. X3 So! Instead of re-opening when I finish my current list, I'll be setting up something (either in this thread or a new one...probably a new one XD) to celebrate my five long years on Gaia. This something shall include contests, free art, and maybe even a lottery~ so stay tuned for further updates. (I'll try hard to get my list done as soon as I can but I WORK, remember?)
♦ o5/19/o8 - Sorry, got off work an hour later than I intended but shop's open now. Next time, no matter what the time says in the title, DO NOT ORDER until I am online and have changed the shop status, got it? (I say this because things could come up that would prevent me from opening on time or at all.) New rule added.
♦ o5/o7/o8 - As many are aware, Gaia Prom is coming up on the 16th and, me being the sap for dressing up, wants to make it a bid deal. XD So, if you're going to prom, come hang out with me some (I'll probably be making a thread for it) and you may get some free art~ Also, I wanna draw a big group of the regs...but only if you plan to go. So dress up pretty, bring your date, and have your photo (drawing) taken with me! Also need me a prom date... Night's my date but I'll dance with ya if you ask nicely~ XD [[As a side note, sorry I'm still closed but I've started my job and need to get into that routine before I can decide when I open again. Thanks for the patience. :3]]
♦ o4/21/o8 - Need to close shop again to have time to get some personal drawings done. I'm not sure exactly when I'll be able to re-open but I'll announce it before doing so. :3
♦ o3/24/o8 - Shop's open again. :3 I'll hold the auction later when I figure out a time for it.
♦ o2/27/o8 - Just wanted to say that I've updated some of the samples to more recent drawings. :3 And thanks for all the orders you guys.
♦ o2/o8/o8 - Because people are rushing to order, I've made a couple changes to things, including adding a couple rules. Seriously, read my damn posts. Everything's spelled out and uncomplicated. If you're on the internet then it's assumed you can read. I don't do cliff notes and skimming will make you fail the test, I promise you.
♦ o1/o1/o8 - Since the auction winner's not gotten back to me and my friend yet, and I don't wanna wait, I'm gonna re-open the shop to new orders. Just remember to be patient with me. My drawing skills are rusty so it may take a little time. o-x
♦ 12/24/o7 - Ok, after so long, I think I'm about ready to open shop again. Once I get my auction winner's piece done, I'll be re-opening. I really need to get back into drawing and such. x-x
♦ o8/24/o7 - I've closed shop for various reasons that I'm not up for talking about right now. My life situation must and will take priority over Gaia. As for current commissions, feel free to cancel because I don't even know if I'll get to them. I'm sorry for that but with the way things are right now for me, I just can't get them done.
♦ o7/23/o7 - Ok, so, no one's biting. XP I've now opened the shop fully -but- please remember to be patient with me. I'm still trying to get my life in order and get a, hopefully, full time job somewhere. Also added onto the Special Quest Deal, in red, so check it out.
♦ o7/13/o7 - After thinking it over, I've decided to open the shop back up. Catch is, you can only order Quest Chibis, in which the proceeds go to my MPL quest, of course. See the parts in red in the second post for details. If you try ordering anything else right now, I won't do it.
♦ o7/o2/o7 - Sorry for not updating in...forever. I've not forgotten about my commissions! I'm trying to work on them now during my little break. Because of the wait, I'll include free sketch headshots. It's not much but it's all I can do right now. ^-^; Getting to the point of this, I must put the shop on hiatus for a little bit. I've graduated and now much start life in a new state which will keep me busy for a bit before I can get settle with an apartment of my own. If you're -really- wanting some art, I'm offering full body sketches and pencil drawings in my quest here. Hopefully the shop won't stay in hiatus too long but I can't make any promises.
♦ o3/26/o7 - My show, rather our show, was a success and is done and over with now. So that means I'm able to relax a little and open shop. Still gotta be patient with me, though. :3
♦ o3/12/o7 - All art has been done for those who had been waiting. Unfortunately, I'll be a bit busy with grad. preps and Senior Show for the next two weeks-ish. Hopefully I'll open back up after the stress has lifted.
♦ o2/21/o7 - Got commissions done but the shop still needs to be closed. I've got to do the several pieces for my art auction winner which hopefully will be done in the next two weeks.
♦ o1/3o/o7 - I've now got my art auction set up to celebrate the first anniversary of my shop. Go bid and stuffs here: *click* <3 Those on the list will still get their art so no worries.
♦ o1/15/o7 - I experimented with a new CG style and have decided to add it to the list of stuff you can pick from. It wouldn't change the cost so no worries there. For now, I only have one sample of it so go see.
♦ o1/1o/o7 - I'm opening back up for all styles and such. The shop's first year anniversary is coming up soon so check back for special plans, whether it's a contest, giveaway, or both. :3
♦ 12/15/o6 - Ok, I'm opening slots for Dec. 06 letter payments -only-. Also, I'll only do sketch and pencil full bodies for them because I don't have the time for CGing and I left my colored pencils 3 hours away.
♦ 12/o4/o6 - Yeah, I'm a terrible person. I'm canceling current orders because I just can't get them done right now and I hate making people wait so long. It's not fair to yall. I dunno when I'll open again but even during my long winter break, I'll be busy for a good chunk of it doing real life stuff. I might throw out some freebies, though, so don't leave me completely. ;-; If you're truly desperate for art, you could try bribing me or something but no one wants my art that bad. If nothing else, the shop should open sometime in January...but no promises.
♦ 11/16/o6 - Ok, forget the mule. Um, orders may not get done over Thanksiving since I've got school things to deal with first. My Winter break starts Dec. 9th so orders should be done by then as well as the shop opening.
♦ 11/13/o6 - I've now created a mule account to help update people about stuff going on with the shop. With this mule, I'll send out newsletters, updates, and the like to those of you who wish to be informed about what the hell's going on. If you'd like to be on this new mailing list (I'd -never- send out chainletters or anything), please add `Blank Canvas to your friend list. :3
♦ o9/17/o6 - New Layout! I didn't have the patience for avatar editing right now so I drew something out. Um, shop's open, like actually open, so order away but do be patient with me. Remember, pencil/sketches will be thrown out faster than CG. Also added a new section, the Ticket Exchange, so go check it out!
♦ o9/15/o6 - Ok, I'm sorta open but here's the catch: I'm only doing art for Sept. 06 letters/Mythrill Armor. I need...a lot for me and my boyfriend. Please please please take me up on this offer! (I would prefer doing pencil drawings right now but if you want CG that bad, I'll see what I can do.).
♦ o8/18/o6 - Shop's still closed for now -but- if you bribed me with tickets then I could possibly do art for you. :3 I'm dying for the blue casino shirt and B&W joker hat right now so...yeah. Go on, bribe me with tickets. >->;
♦ o7/3o/o6 - With commissions done again, I need to take an actual break. @~@ I haven't been able to do personal art in forever and with my birthday coming up, I really want to do something for myself. Once I get settled back into classes, I'll probably re-opens (a few weeks or so). Thanks for understanding. :3
♦ o7/2o/o6 - As you can see, I've re-vamped the shop and added a few minor things. Hopefully it'll help when ordering and stuff. So I'm re-opening to orders. :3 Also, I've added a monthly deal thing so I can get my sealed letters. Scroll down to check it out!7/11/06 - I'm behind again and I apologize. ._. A week before my summer session let out, my computer decided to get struck by lightning and I just got it back yesterday. This week I will begin working on the commissions lined up, and hopefully finish, then I'll be re-vamping the shop's appearance before re-opening. Bare with me, kay?
♦ o5/21/o6 - I need to shut down my shop temporarily to catch up and such. Also, I'll be heading back for my month long summer session tomorrow and thus won't really have much time for new orders until afterwards. And, of course, my computer's gotta be sent in -again- to be fixed so I wouldn't be able to do orders anyway for a week or so. To those already on my waiting list, no worries, I'll work on getting your orders done over this next month. I also wanted to revamp the shop some to make everything easier to find and thus need orders closed for that. Thanks for understanding. :3
♦ o5/2o/o6 - Ok, I don't want to seem snappy or mean but I'm a little tired of repeating myself. Please please PLEASE read my rules, ordering process, and prices before you make an order. If you don't, I -will- start overlooking such orders and moving on. It just makes life easier is rules/process is followed.
♦ o5/17/o6 - Finally finished the current list of commissions and will now reopen spots. I'm sorry for the terribly long wait. ;-; Also, just as a reminder, CG commissions will take a lot more time than pencil ones.
♦ o5/o1/o6 - I'm sorry for the terribly long wait but classes are over now so I'll try to get these last commissions done then open again. ;-;
♦ o4/1o/o6 - Got ze labcoat. X3 Now I need to work on commissions. >->;
♦ o4/o8/o6 - Ugh...the Zombie labcoat that I've been questing doubled in price. Please, someone, trade me for one! I offer gold, art, and maybe some items! T-T
♦ o4/o1/o6 - I have set up me and Lance's art auction! Go check it out: *clicky*
♦ o3/22/o6 - Once all orders have been finished, I'll be reopening. Also look for me and my boyfriend's art auction coming April 1st.
♦ o3/o3/o6 - My spring break's now started and I'll be away 'til the 12th. During that time, I'll try to complete all commissions then re-open the shop. :3
♦ o2/2o/o6 - Class work's keeping me busy so I won't be able to work on commissions 'til spring break (3/4-3/12). Sorry to keep you all waiting. ;-;
♦ o2/16/o6 - Not really an update but just something to say sorry for the wait to the ones on my list. I seriously haven't had much time to work on commissions as of late. Blame class and my friends. x-X;
♦ o2/o4/o6 - Added an overflow list since I've got class stuff to do. x-x
♦ o1/31/o6 - New items added to Accepted Items list.
♦ o1/3o/o6 - Grand Opening!
- o1 - No PMing me unless otherwise stated.
o2 - No spamming/being rude to others.
o3 - Always use the order form and posting/trading method. (order will be ignored otherwise)
o4 - No stealing any of my stuff. (which includes bump images)
o5 - Please don't cancel orders without talking to me first.
o6 - Don't place an order if you've not read everything/have the payment ready/if the waiting list is full. (order will be ignored otherwise)
o7 - Orders don't need to be approved before a trade's sent. No trade, no art. (doesn't count for bribes)
o8 - If you have questions about your order/whatever, ask it before placing the actual order!
o9 - Only one order per person so it's fair to all. (unless you're gonna bribe super high)
1o - If a specific time is posted for opening, DO NOT ORDER until I am online and have switched the status to open. (order will be ignored otherwise and trade canceled)
11 - Concerning anything marked as Bribe...
- a - Bribes may now only be asked for when a bribe slot is open. No more taking up normal slots.
b - All Bribes may be posted in the thread now rather than PMed (unless you wish to keep it a secret).
c - Instead of automatically accepting Bribes, anyone who wishes to bribe may do so in a certain amount of time (that I will set up and post) then I will pick who's bribe I wish to do. If no bribes are posted then the time will extent and the slot(s) remain open.
d - Remember that the more you want done for you art, or the more you just want the art, the more you might want to bribe. I know my work isn't the greatest, but don't undervalue what I do.
12 - Enjoy yourselves.
- PLEASE READ::So yeah, I quit my job back in August for various reasons, one of them being that I thought my husband (yeap, I got married too) would be going into basic early September. Plans changed yet again. Anyway...I won't be looking for a job just yet (he's working for us now) so I hope to be able to open my shop more. Please be patient with me, though. D:
If you can accept this and understand then I thank you. <3
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